The most key feature on a Digital Video Recorder is undeniably motion activated recording. If a DVR hidden camera is placed in an area under surveillance there are usually many uneventful periods of inactivity. A spy camera is really there to catch a few brief moments of illegal or illicit behavior. Motion activation permits you to record only when there is activity in the place under surveillance. A motion detector lets you to prevent fast forwarding through boring hours of monotonous video plus, gives you a convenient date stamp for the snippet of video filmed. Nearly all DVR spy camera units incorporate motion activated recording which you can easily control from the main menu. In addition to motion activated recording you want to have an option to capture video manually just by clicking a button on the remote control unit or the option to set up scheduled recording at a given period.
A second conventional and vitally important feature you should look for in your Digital Video Recorder spy camera is an automated time & date tag that provides you a definitive record of just when the surveillance footage was recorded. Usually spy cameras with a built in Digital Video Recorder feature an automatic time and date tag which is easily set up through the main menu. The reason for needing an automatic time & date stamp is clear to most users. If you are planning to use the video footage you have captured for evidence against a person you need to know the time the incident occurred.
Hidden cameras containing a built in DVRs use memory cards to store your video files. SD cards act like a tiny hard drive you can easily removable from the hidden camera device and may be viewed on your PC or laptop. SD cards are commonly used with digital cameras and video recorders. If your PC does not have the slot to put in an SD card then you will require a USB adapter.
Hidden cameras with dedicatedDigital Video Recorder units should also provide RCA type audio and video plugs so that you can view your video on a simple TV monitor.
Hidden cameras with built in DVRs are an excellent alternative to using wires or tricky wireless receiver transmitter devices. Laying video wires is frequently not only difficult but impossible considering the sort of circumstances where a hidden camera is needed. Wireless broadcast of the security video signal can be highly complicated to set up. When using a DVR you have no wireless transmissons to deal with or any difficult set up to work through. The hidden cameras themselves come in a huge selection of unique shapes and sizes ingeniously hidden inside everyday items like clocks, radios, or even electrical outlets.
If you want to check on a babysitter, a thieving employee, or a restricted area a covert camera with a Digital Video Recorder is often a perfect solution at a price that wont break the bank. All you need to do is set the camera up and then at the end of the day pull out the memory card out of your camera put it in your PC and you have your evidence on video.
Surveillance expertise has progressed over the recent decade and now user friendly surveillance items are available to the general population at reasonable prices. This advance of technology makes it possible for you to get quality protection and security with specialized equipment and excellent results.
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